It’s hard to believe Diane and Sull’s Roman Baths wedding was over a year ago because that means I’ve been living in Bath for over 18 months. I really love the city and I’m looking forward to spending more time here over the winter, now that my wedding season has calmed down for a while.
Diane and Sull had an Autumn sunset ceremony at The Roman Baths. It’s mind blowing to think that the first temple was constructed on this site in 70 AD and more than one million people visit every year. That’s one of the reasons that the Roman Baths only host weddings at sunrise or sunset.
Diane and Sull live in the US and they married there a while before their UK wedding. They always wanted to have a second wedding at home, for their UK family, and they decided to hold it in Bath where Sull grew up.
Here’s what they had to say about working with me for their Roman Baths wedding photography :
Laura has a vivacious modern style that we totally fell for and she came highly recommended from another London based photographer. The fact that she was based in Bath made the decision a no-brainer. We met over Skype and we both liked her communication style and professionalism.
Scroll down to the bottom to read all about their Roman Baths wedding in their own words.
Sull had moved from London to Sydney for work and we met in the Sydney office but didn’t start going out until a couple years later. That was about 3 years ago. Our Belated British wedding was a second wedding – 1 year after our wedding in Sydney – before we moved out to San Francisco a few months later. We had wanted from the outset to celebrate our union again with our British family and friends who weren’t able to join us in Sydney including my 96 year old grandpa and Sul’l’s grandma from Northern Ireland.
After reviewing several London locations, the Roman Baths stood out as the best choice because both of us had a connection to the place – Sull grew up in Bath and Bath had always been my favourite part of the UK for years (and still is!) after staying there multiple times over the years. Given also the families are mostly Wessex based, it seemed the logical spot to celebrate somewhere where we both knew well.
The dress I ended up going with was a Marchesa Notte gown after a promise to my mother in Sydney that I would choose something ‘long and white’ for the UK celebration, Vivienne Westwood pumps, and vintage silk velvet ribbon from the 1930s as my sash – paying homage to regency era that Bath is famous for. Jewelry was kept simple with LA based, Mon Atelier and we had our rings custom made in Sydney.
We made a decision fairly early on that to organise a wedding based in different countries was going to require some help so we found Kirsten at Little Wedding Helper who was based in the South West – she very much acted like an experienced older sister and was a main contributor for our relaxed wedding! After reviewing different florists, Michelle at Flowers by Passion really stood out as understanding the autumnal theme that I was going for and it was incredibly easy to work with her and our stylist, Kirsten.
We tailored our vows from our original ones we did in Sydney – which we kept heartfelt and simple. Hannah from Love is Simple was our celebrant and she did a great job of catering to our unique situation across continents!
The Words of Wisdom
Will just say that enlisting the help of a stylist may seem indulgent but having now done this twice – Kirsten was able to do, quite frankly what no-other person could’ve done both in terms of coordinating the random props in the lead up to the event as well as running around at the event. It meant our friends and families were able to relax and enjoy the occasion.
Cakes Ahh Toots
Celebrant Love is Simple
Cheese The Fine Cheese Co
Florist Flowers by Passion
Cellist Hannah Marshall
Roman Baths wedding photography Babb Photo
Stylist The Little Wedding Helper
Audio Soundcat PA Hire Steve Holder
Make up Grace Kingsley